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FFAA Commemorates 9 Year Anniversary of Shepard/Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act

October 28, 2018, 1:37 pm The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law nine years ago today.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 26, 2018, 11:04 am In a troubling report published by the New York Times this week, it was revealed that the Trump administration has plans to redefine the word ‘sex,’ essentially erasing transgender Americans from existence in the eyes of the federal government.

New Website Features Hundreds of Stories of LGBTQ Americans and Allies

October 24, 2018, 10:03 am A new resource is bringing together stories from across the United States of LGBTQ Americans and their allies who share, in their own words, why explicit comprehensive nondiscrimination measures are so urgently needed.

Bipartisan Coalition of Mayors Defend Transgender Americans

October 23, 2018, 2:29 pm Today Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination released a statement in response to Sunday’s New York Times report, detailing the Trump Administration's plans to adopt a new legal definition for the term “sex” that could eviscerate federal protections for transgender Americans.

FFAA to Trump Administration: We #WontBeErased

October 22, 2018, 5:02 pm LGBTQ leaders gathered in front of the White House today to stand in unison against reported efforts from within the Trump administration to narrowly define “sex” in a way that would allow the federal government to essentially cease recognizing transgender Americans.

FFAA to Trump Administration: Transgender Americans Deserve Dignity & Respect

October 21, 2018, 12:18 pm The Trump administration is considering a new legal definition for the term “sex” that could eviscerate federal protections for transgender Americans.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 19, 2018, 11:58 am This week, Lakewood, Ohio, a city bordering Cleveland, voted to ban “conversion therapy.”

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 12, 2018, 2:09 pm Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has publicly endorsed the Yes on 3 campaign, acknowledging that all transgender Bay Staters deserve the right to equality under the law.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

October 5, 2018, 12:06 pm A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush ruled that a controversial replacement to North Carolina’s HB2 cannot discriminate against transgender residents and a lawsuit against the law can move forward.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

September 28, 2018, 10:52 am Officials in Cuyahoga County, Ohio -- home to about 1.2 million people -- passed an LGBTQ nondiscrimination measure this week.

This Week’s Developments in LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

September 21, 2018, 12:23 pm There were a number of positive developments for LGBTQ Americans this week - from momentum for nondiscrimination protections in multiple states, to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics that recognize the importance of gender-affirming care for transgender youth.

Unanimous 7th Circuit Panel Rules in Favor of LGB Housing Protections

August 27, 2018, 7:04 pm In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court today affirmed in Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community that discrimination based on sexual orientation is prohibited under the Fair Housing Act.

FFAA Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

August 26, 2018, 9:53 am Freedom for All Americans’ Chief Executive Officer Masen Davis issued the following statement on the death of Senator John McCain.

Christine Hallquist Makes History in Vermont Governor’s Race

August 14, 2018, 9:36 pm Christine Hallquist won the Democratic nomination for governor in Vermont tonight - and is making history as the first openly transgender person to secure a major party nomination in a gubernatorial race.

House Committee Moves to Give Taxpayer-Funded Adoption Agencies a ‘License to Discriminate’

July 11, 2018, 3:11 pm In a 29 to 23 vote today, lawmakers in the House Appropriations Committee voted to amend the HHS appropriations bill to allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against LGBTQ families.